D.I.Y.: Teenage Kicks: UK Pop (1976-79)

D.I.Y.: Teenage Kicks: UK Pop (1976-79)

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Punk helped restore a nervy, stripped-down sensibility to rock that was quickly filtered through a number of more pop-oriented bands that were labeled as new wave. Not surprisingly, many of these new wavers were holdovers from pub rock, whose unpretentious, anti-star attitude foreshadowed punk rock. These pub rockers were devoted to the three-minute pop single, but

Overview

Punk helped restore a nervy, stripped-down sensibility to rock that was quickly filtered through a number of more pop-oriented bands that were labeled as new wave. Not surprisingly, many of these new wavers were holdovers from pub rock, whose unpretentious, anti-star attitude foreshadowed punk rock. These pub rockers were devoted to the three-minute pop single, but they also had a biting wit and kinetic energy that separated them from conventional pop
ock bands, and the best of this first wave of new wavers are collected on the dynamic D.I.Y.: Teenage Kicks: UK Pop (1976-79). Beginning with Nick Lowe's explosive "So It Goes," the collection runs through a series of classic singles from Eddie & the Hot Rods ("Do Anything You Wanna Do"), Wreckless Eric ("Whole Wide World"), the Motors ("Dancing the Night Away"), Tom Robinson Band ("2-4-6-8 Motorway"), Squeeze ("Take Me, I'm Yours"), the Only Ones ("Another Girl, Another Planet"), XTC ("This Is Pop?"), the Rezillos ("Top of the Pops"), and the Undertones ("Teenage Kicks"), throwing in a number of forgotten gems along the way. Although the collection doesn't feature Elvis Costello due to licensing restrictions, he isn't missed -- in fact, the collection plays better without him, since focusing on overlooked artists demonstrates what an amazing era new wave was for smart, catchy guitar pop. Few various-artist collections capture their subject as well, or as infectiously, as Teenage Kicks does.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/1993
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227117320
catalogNumber:
71173

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Motors   Track Performer
Only Ones   Track Performer
Rezillos   Track Performer
Tom Robinson   Track Performer
Skids   Track Performer
Squeeze   Track Performer
Undertones   Track Performer
XTC   Track Performer
Boys   Track Performer
Eddie & the Hot Rods   Track Performer
Kursaal Flyers   Track Performer
Rich Kids   Track Performer
Wreckless Eric   Track Performer
Yachts   Track Performer
Nick Lowe   Track Performer
Jilted John   Track Performer
Pleasers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gary Stewart   Producer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Glen Matlock   Composer
Steve New   Composer
Ian Cranna   Liner Notes
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Gilbert Hernandez   Illustrations

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